Grauer Shockwave Robotics Team: First Competition of the 2022-2023 Season
The Grauer School's FTC Shockwave #3848 High School Robotics Team started out the season with a great performance at their first meet on November 20. The team won 4 of their 6 matches, and their robot performed very well. Their strong performance in this meet was a huge validation of their design of a smaller robot base with mecanum wheels that can move in any direction to allow fast and flexible driving maneuvering, along with an arm and hand that picks up cones and deposits them on the posts on the field. The team is looking forward to making improvements that will help them in their upcoming competitions. Congratulations to Shockwave team members Gabriel C. '23, Ethan D. '23, Nicholas H. '24, Mac R. '24, Anthony B. '25, Milan B. '25, Brandon D. '25, Augie K. '26, Alana M. '26, and Gavin N. '26, as well as Coaches Liam Murphy, Morgan Brown, and Ryan Stevens on a great first meet of the season!
One of the founding principles of The Grauer School is the importance of expeditionary learning, where our students learn important lessons from the natural world. More parents and educators who are now recognizing the value of outdoor education and the essential intelligence it imparts upon our children.
This week's column features guest columnist Trevor Olson, High School Dean at The Grauer School. Trevor shares the wisdom he learned from Jim, a 79-year-old father and grandfather, about the importance of acknowledgment and respect for others.
7th Grade Life Science students have learned about how photosynthesis and respiration work together to balance the amount of CO2 and O2 in the atmosphere. The class built miniature biospheres in class, using large jars with lids as the biosphere containers.
The Grauer Girl Rising Club hosted a 12-hour Dance Marathon to raise money towards funding tuition at Daraja Academy. Over 40 students attended the Dance Marathon which raised more than $1,000, so Girl Rising reached their goal to fund one girl's tuition to Daraja!
On January 24, The Grauer School had a special assembly to celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Rabbit. This annual assembly is always an entertaining opportunity for Grauer students to learn more about Asian cultures.
The level of stress and anxiety that students feel has reached new heights, which impacts their happiness, purpose, focus, honesty, depression rates, and family dynamics. Where does their stress about academic pressure come from? The answer will surprise you.